Producer Neal Moritz Confirms Colin Farrell for Total Recall Remake; Says No to 3-D
01.10.11 by BJSprecher
Actor Colin Farrell seemed interested but non-committal when asked about whether or not he would be starring in director Len Wiseman's remake of the classic 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action movie, Total Recall, during a recent interview in support of his new movie, The Way Back. Now, in an update of that interview, producer Neal Moritz has confirmed Farrell will lead the cast of the new Total Recall and provided some additional information about the remake, which he said will begin shooting in Toronoto on May 15th.
Yeah, we’re putting…the final deal. We’re doing the movie with Colin Farrell.
Moritz said that Total Recall will be even "bigger in scope" than Sony's other big upcoming action movies, The Green Hornet and Battle: Los Angeles, and said that it will be "closer" to acclaimed sci-fi author Philip K. Dick's novelette, We Can Remember it For You Wholesale, on which both Total Recall movies are based. He went on to say that "the big difference" between the new movie and the movie directed by Paul Verhoeven is that the action won't "go to space" in the remake.
...instead of it being a spaceship that takes us to another planet, there’s something that takes us from one side of the planet to another that’s really interesting.
An almost audible sigh of relief could be heard from comic book movie fans across the internet after director Christopher Nolan revealed his reasons for not shooting The Dark Knight Rises in 3-D or converting it in post-production. In what is hopefully another sign that the public backlash against poor 3-D conversions is finally being heard by the decision-makers in Hollywood, Moritz said that 3-D conversion will not be used on the new Total Recall.
We’re not gonna do Recall in 3-D, we decided that it would be too much. Each movie is kind of just a completely individual decision. We did a test on The Fast and the Furious in 3-D and it just was too much. I think for certain movies it’s great and other movies it’s just not right.
The Total Recall remake script was written by Kurt Wimmer (Salt). The movie does not yet have a release date and no other cast announcements have been made at this time.